Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets US National Security Advisor
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa met in Washington US National Security Advisor, John Bolton.
Undersecretary of FA Ministry Meets Assistant to US President in New York to Discuss “Resumption of Peace Process”
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for International Affairs Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa met the Assistant to US President and Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, at the premises of the Diplomatic Mission of the Kingdom of Bahrain in New York.
Rouhani Says U.S. Pressure to Stop Iranian Oil may Affect Regional Exports
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said regional oil exports may be threatened if the United States tries to pressure its allies to stop buying Iranian crude oil, his website reported on Tuesday.
Trump Says Saudis must Compensate for Drop in Iran Oil Supply
President Donald Trump lashed out at OPEC with a warning to stop manipulating oil markets and piled pressure on U.S. ally Saudi Arabia to raise supplies to compensate for lower exports from Iran.
Israel Confident U.S. to Keep Protections in any Saudi Nuclear Power Deal
Israel’s energy minister said on Tuesday after meeting Trump administration officials he is confident that the United States will not relax non-proliferation standards in any nuclear power deal it agrees with Saudi Arabia.
Iraqi Shi'ite Paramilitaries Say U.S. Strike Kills 22 of their Fighters
Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces, a grouping of mostly Iran-backed Shi’ite paramilitaries, said on Monday a U.S. air strike on the Iraqi border with Syria killed 22 of its members and wounded 12 others.
U.S. Officials on Roadshow to Cut Iran Investment, Trade
U.S. officials are touring the globe to pressure countries to shun trade with Iran following Washington’s withdrawal from a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, a move that undermines European efforts to save the accord, sources said.
Iran Gives Total Two Months to Seek US Sanctions Exemption
French oil major Total has two months to seek exemption from U.S. sanctions after Washington's withdrawal from the international nuclear deal, Iran's oil minister told state news agency SHANA on Wednesday.
Iran's Zarif Calls Pompeo's Comments “Untrue”, Based on “Old Illusions”: State TV
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s comments about Iran “untrue” and based on “old illusions” on Wednesday and said Washington had become a hostage to pressure groups.
Iran Leader: Europe must Protect Trade with Tehran to Save Nuclear Deal
Iran’s top leader set out a series of conditions on Wednesday for European powers if they want Tehran to stay in a nuclear deal after the U.S. exit, including steps to safeguard trade with Tehran and guarantee Iranian oil sales.
U.S. Toughens Stance on Iran, Lists Sweeping Demands
The United States on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes — from dropping its nuclear program to pulling out of the Syrian civil war — or face severe economic sanctions as the Trump administration hardened its approach to Tehran.
“No alternative” to Iran Deal, EU's Mogherini Tells US
The EU's foreign policy chief warned Monday there was "no alternative" to the Iran nuclear deal, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed unprecedented sanctions against Tehran following Washington's withdrawal from the pact.
Kushners Near Deal with Qatar-Linked Company: Report
The company owned by the family of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is close to receiving a bailout of its flagship New York building from a company with ties to Qatar, The New York Times reported Thursday.
Trump Lawyer Cohen Sought $1 Million from Qatar in Late 2016: Washington Post
U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen asked the Qatari government for at least $1 million in December 2016 in exchange for access or insight into the Trump administration, the Washington Post reported.
US President Assistant Praises Bahraini “Recognition” of Israel as State
A special assistant to the president on the national security council, hailed Bahrain’s recognition in “Israel’s right to self-defense” and “recognizing it as a country”.
Seminar in Washington on Defence Relations between Bahrain and America
Bahrain Embassy in the United States organized a seminar on defence and security relations between the two countries, held at the residence of Bahrain’s ambassador Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa, in cooperation with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS-Americas), based in Washington.
Macron on Iran Nuclear Deal: There is No “Plan B”
French President Emmanuel Macron, who is heading to Washington to urge his US counterpart to stay in the Iran nuclear deal, said in an interview broadcast Sunday that there is no "Plan B" if the accord is scrapped.
Pompeo Says He “Wants to Fix” Iran Deal, Work with Allies if can't be Fixed
CIA Director Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state, said on Thursday he “wants to fix” the international Iran nuclear deal.
U.S. Backs EU Iran Sanctions Push, Warns Firms against Tehran Trade
The United States on Tuesday welcomed a push by some EU states to impose new sanctions on Iran and warned firms considering doing business with the Islamic Republic that they could be funding militant groups and regional instability.
15 Years after Saddam's Fall, Iraqi Hopes Fade
Fifteen years ago, Abu Ali was thrilled to see American soldiers enter Baghdad. "The tyrant is finished," he remembers saying, imagining a bright future for Iraq without Saddam Hussein.